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Old 08-13-09, 06:03 AM   #1
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This means a lot of things to different people. But my goal is to keep the car dependable as a daily driver with longevity, while still being able to spank a C6 and give a C6-Z06 a run for its money. Let's keep the $$$$$ in mind. Best bang for the buck. What is the total cost? $5k, $10k? Looking for informed and knowledgable opinions here.

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350-400 whp?
What mods would you make?
Turbo?
Injectors?
Need to go into the bottom end with forged components?
Clutch?

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Wheel size?
Tire size?
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Old 08-13-09, 07:52 AM   #2
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Honestly, if you are going to do all that, I'd just go buy a used C6 Z51 and mod that.

You are looking at well over $10K - even if you do your own labor.
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Old 08-13-09, 07:59 AM   #3
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Honestly, if you are going to do all that, I'd just go buy a used C6 Z51 and mod that.

You are looking at well over $10K - even if you do your own labor.
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Old 08-13-09, 08:10 AM   #4
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Doing the build yourself or paying for labor?
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Old 08-13-09, 08:16 AM   #5
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Doing the build yourself or paying for labor?
The majority of it myself.

Any machine work or tuning would be done by shops.
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Z06 has about 440 rwhp so dom4 or dom3 with some meth would maybe let you keep up with him for the first couple hundred feet or so but thats about it.
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Soooo, the old, "I want to run high tens, and still be reliable" thread. Seems we get one of these every week or so around here.

And I was going to start answering your questions instead of being a smart ass but you just asked way too many for one thread. Your thread belongs in at least three different sections. Look at members journals for people with 35r turbo builds for ideas.
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I used the C6 and Z06 as an example or how high to set the bar. Not building a car to go out and hunt a Z06.
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Z06 has about 440 rwhp so dom4 or dom3 with some meth would maybe let you keep up with him for the first couple hundred feet or so but thats about it.
I agree, pistons, turbo and meth (obvisouly supporting mods).

Check out AMR. Rob's daily (08 STi) runs 10.9 @ 128 on street tires and 93 octane WITHOUT meth. That's MUCH faster than a stock C6-Z06.

You could go less agressive than him build-wise and use meth. That, with a quality tune I dont see why you can reliably run low 11s (faster than a Z06). I would definitely say you're looking between 5 and 10k though.

However 10k + your STi cost is still less than a Z06 and you have AWD.
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I agree, pistons, turbo and meth (obvisouly supporting mods).

Check out AMR. Rob's daily (08 STi) runs 10.9 @ 128 on street tires and 93 octane WITHOUT meth. That's MUCH faster than a stock C6-Z06.

You could go less agressive than him build-wise and use meth. That, with a quality tune I dont see why you can reliably run low 11s (faster than a Z06). I would definitely say you're looking around 10k though.

However 10k + your STi cost is still less than a Z06 and you have AWD.
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